The top courses in Cheshire

With over 80 golf courses in Cheshire, visitors are spoilt for choice whether they are looking for a golfing holiday destination such as at the superb De Vere Mottram Hall or Macdonald Portal, a public golf course for beginners such as Altrincham Municipal, or a private members golf club like Eaton or Vicars Cross. Other golf courses in Cheshire of note include the golf & country clubs at Mere, and The Tytherington. There are a number of golf courses near Manchester that are widely acclaimed, the parkland golf course at Peover, and heathland golf course at Delamere Forest being two such examples. The county is bordered by Merseyside, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Wales, and with close proximity to some famous links golf courses used for The Open, it is no surprise that the golf courses in Cheshire are a stopping point for many visiting golfers.

Cheshire Golf Courses

 Delamere Forest Golf Club at Delamere Forest Golf Club in Cheshire

Delamere Forest Golf Club

The club was founded in 1910, reputedly in a hunting field, and the early list of members reads like an extract from the Cheshire Hunt register. It was the venue for the first Cheshire County Championship in 1921, an event which has been held at the Club on another eight occasions and is to be held again in 2010. In 1967 Delamere Forest was one of the two qualifying courses for the Open Championship when it was held at Hoylake. Despite the word 'Forest' in its title, Delamere is a natural heath-land course. Certainly, trees are part of the strategy on several holes, but, in general, Delamere Forest provides a glorious backdrop to the panoramic views from the higher parts of the course. The course was designed by W H Fowler.

 Q Hotels Mottram Hall at Q Hotels Mottram Hall in Cheshire

Q Hotels Mottram Hall

This 7006 yard Championship Course is any golfer’s dream; magnificent parkland fairways dotted with oak and beech trees as well as tricky well guarded greens – this truly is golf at its best. Mottram Hall Championship golf course was designed by Dave Thomas, who previously designed courses such as the Brabazon at the Belfry. This challenging 7006 yard par 72 is perfect for anything from a day visit to a weekend golf break. The iconic Championship course is one of 2 loops; the front 9 are set on lush meadowland where as the back 9 weaves through the densely wooded undulating fairways all finishing with carpet like well-protected greens.

 Portal Championship at Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf and Spa in Cheshire

Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf and Spa

With three great golf courses, facilities including the largest indoor-golfing academy in Europe, and a well stocked pro-shop, The Portal Hotel is established as a world-class championship venue, ideal for all standards of player.The Championship Course was named ‘Golf Course Of The Year\' in 1995, and is the star of Portal\'s complex. A course characterised by unique and distinctive holes; expansive water hazards and cascading waterfalls are among the tests. The signature is the long third, with a green guarded by a beautiful lake.The Premier Golf Course is home to the Lee Westwood golf school. The course offers stunning scenery overlooking vast Cheshire plains.The Arderne Course is a 9 hole course that tests your short game.

 Sale Golf Club at Sale Golf Club in Cheshire

Sale Golf Club

Sale Golf Club, founded in 1913, is a well established parkland course with a standard scratch of 70. The Clubhouse, the lodge of Sale Old Hall Circa 1830, is steeped in tradition and has a well-earned reputation for good food and hospitality. Set in an idyllic rural location next to Trafford Water Sports Centre, Sale Golf Club offers a gently undulating parkland course that presents an enjoyable challenge to both high and low handicap golfers.

 Heaton Moor Golf Club at Heaton Moor Golf Club in Cheshire

Heaton Moor Golf Club

Heaton Moor Golf Club celebrated its Centenary in 1992. From 9-hole beginnings on leased land, our ‘Oasis in Suburbia’ – an 18 hole, 6000 yd par 70 course and well-developed Clubhouse - is now wholly owned by its members and is guaranteed to provide a local and friendly golfing facility for the future. Set in a mature and protected conservation area, the gently undulating parkland course has two separate 9 holes starting from the Clubhouse. You will find that the main challenge over this well-maintained course is one of accuracy, both to avoid the bunkers-a-plenty and, particularly, the hundreds of trees that line the relatively narrow fairways. But don’t relax when you reach the greens!

 Antrobus Golf Club at Antrobus Golf Club in Cheshire

Antrobus Golf Club

As you enjoy this course, imagine the landscape as it was in 1992 before the course was built – 100 acres of open farmland with just a few mature trees along its boundries for shelter. Now after the addition of 1000’s more trees plus lakes and other water hazards the result is a versatile and challenging Par 71 Course of 6220 Yards from the back tees, which enjoys maturity beyond its years. The fact that it is one of the new gems of the Cheshire Countryside, the course appeals to many players from around the country. Located in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside between Northwich and Warrington with easy access from the M56 at junction 10.

 Shrigley Hall Hotel Golf and Country Club at Shrigley Hall Hotel Golf and Country Club in Cheshire

Shrigley Hall Hotel Golf and Country Club

Set in 262 acres of glorious Cheshire countryside, Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club offers a true championship course, and a real test of skill and stamina. The 18-hole, par-71 course takes you through magnificent woodland and open parkland. It’s toughest challenges are the 8th with a meandering stream, ponds either side and woodland backdrop and the tricky 18th with its sweeping dog-leg, bordering our superb fishing lake. It’s greatest rewards, though, are the stunning views over five counties – and the warm welcome you’ll receive at our country house hotel. Built in the 19th Century, it combines Victorian grandeur with the finest contemporary comfort.

 Eaton Golf Club at Eaton Golf Club in Cheshire

Eaton Golf Club

Eaton Golf Club moved from The Duke of Westminster's Eaton Hall to the Cheshire village of Waverton in 1993. This course will delight and challenge golfers of every standard. In gently undulating countryside, it is an impressive 6580 yards, par 72, 18 hole course designed by the celebrated course architect Donald Steel. It is situated beside the Shropshire Union Canal and incorporates not only some original features of the land including a brook and a wealth of fine old oak trees but also many new copses and several ponds. The abundance of wildlife is encouraged by retaining and improving habitats, providing additional pleasure for golfers.

 The Championship Course at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Cheshire

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa

Surrounded by the breathtaking Cheshire parklands the James Braid designed golf course at The Mere is undoubtedly one of the best prepared and well-conditioned golf courses in the North of England. The 18 hole, 6,882 -yard, par-71 course was created out of 150 acres of Cheshire parkland in 1934. The surrounding mature trees, rhododendron bushes and the lakeside setting add considerable charm, and provide challenging hazards on this Manchester golf course. Water, ravines and thick vegetation have been incorporated into the layout so that care and accuracy are demanded both off the tees and on the greens.

 Peover Golf Club at Peover Golf Club in Cheshire

Peover Golf Club

Peover Golf Club is a challenging eighteen hole par 72 parkland course, measuring 6702 yards off the back tees covering 165 acres of varied terrain and is now considered one of the country's sternest tests for any golfer. The course is situated in picturesque surroundings where the course and its fairways make the most of their natural features without exploiting them. The ponds and the Peover Eye River that runs through the course are havens for wildlife, but attractive as they are, they have no respect for the wayward drive or that misplaced approach shot.

 De Vere Wychwood Park at De Vere Wychwood Park in Cheshire

De Vere Wychwood Park

Wychwood Park's European PGA tour-standard course opened in 2002, at 7213 yards off the championship tees, provides the ultimate challenge for golfers. A fully stocked Professional Shop offers Wychwood Park embroidered clothing. A wide range of clubs, shoes, bags and accessories are all available at competitive prices. We provide expert help on choosing the correct equipment. Buggy and trolley hire is also available. Wychwood Park offers light and airy accommodation with a vibrant atmosphere, all packaged in contemporary style.

 The Tytherington Club at The Tytherington Club in Cheshire

The Tytherington Club

Open in 1986, The Tytherington Club was one of the UK’s first custom-built golf and health and fitness Clubs. Situated in the heart of Cheshire, close to Macclesfield and south Manchester. The club offers state of the art health and fitness facilities, function rooms and health and beauty rooms, a club for all the family to enjoy. The course has been described as one of the finest courses in the Northwest, set in gently rolling parkland, winding through mature woodland following the natural contours of the land with close to 100 bunkers and several water features, The Tytherington Club provides a truly enjoyable test of golf for any calibre of golfer.

 Nicklaus Course  at De Vere Carden Park in Cheshire

De Vere Carden Park

At Carden Park we share your passion for golf. Our two stunning Championship courses, the Nicklaus and the Cheshire are challenging, beautiful and fun to play. Set in a beautiful and scenic area of Cheshire the two 18 hole courses allow you to appreciate the landscape as well as the great condition of the courses. Carden Park is also the very definition of luxury and comfort for your business or leisure stay.

 Pryors Hayes Golf Club at Pryors Hayes Golf Club in Cheshire

Pryors Hayes Golf Club

Pryors Hayes Golf Club is set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside with unspoilt scenic views for fantastic golf in Chester. The Clubhouse is built in a log cabin style, and has been recently refurbished. It's a great place to socialise, eat and drink with members and visitors alike. With its log burning fire and views across the rolling Cheshire countryside its a great place to unwind and take in the atmosphere and enjoy the locally sourced food at its best.

 Upton by Chester Golf Club at Upton by Chester Golf Club in Cheshire

Upton by Chester Golf Club

Upton-by-Chester is an established, 18-hole parkland course with mature tree lined fairways and some of nature's water hazards. The course was originally designed as a 9-hole course in 1934, but Upton is now one of Cheshire's finest golf courses, with a reputation for being a family friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors alike. Relatively flat and not overly long, the course is excellent for those who are looking to get into golf or improve their game.